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Please continue to pray for OCSI

Good things are happening at OCSI:

  • The elementary’s Culture Fair was a success.
  • 6th grade science students studied Newton’s laws of motion.
  • High school computer scientists created lighting while learning about electricity and programming micro-controllers.
  • Teachers discussed effective instructional strategies.
  • New staff focused on OCSI’s mission, vision, and philosophy.

Please continue to pray for OCSI:

  • Ask God to give staff the wisdom and discernment they need as they interact with students and families from different cultural backgrounds. 
  • Pray that our students will use their learning to serve God and others.
  • Praise the Lord for His grace, mercy, and bountiful provision.

Sincerely,
Michael B. Essenburg, superintendent
Equipping students to walk with God and impact the world for Him
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P.S. Road construction along the far end of the playing field is finished, and poles and nets have been installed. Through our PlaySafely Campaign, we are raising funds to cover these costs. We invite you to give a gift in Japan or the US.

April 11th, 2017|

God is at work at OCSI

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How is God at work at OCSI?

  • Students are learning about God, His world, and their place in it.
  • Some students have been inviting their classmates to church.
  • A student asked about a Scripture she had read earlier in the day. A good conversation followed.
  • A student is interested in making Christianity his own belief.
  • High schoolers are leading worship and teaching Sunday school.

Thanks for continuing to pray for OCSI:

  • Pray that our alumni will continue to grow closer to God.
  • Ask God to help staff use a Biblical perspective to guide their work.
  • Pray that our students will think critically and Biblically.

Sincerely,
Michael B. Essenburg, superintendent
Equipping students to walk with God and impact the world for Him
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P.S. Road construction along the far end of the playing field is finished, and now we are installing poles and nets. Through our PlaySafely Campaign, we are raising funds to cover these costs. We invite you to give a gift in Japan or the US.

March 15th, 2017|

Thanks for praying for OCSI

Good things are happening at OCSI:

  • Students are learning! For example, 7th grade biologists learned about bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and how to use that knowledge to protect themselves against infections.
  • Secondary students are involved in Service Week. They are cleaning up beaches, reaching out to the homeless, visiting nursing homes, collecting clothing donations, and more!
  • Students and staff have been doing outreach on Iejima.

Thanks for continuing to pray for OCSI:

  • Pray that our students will choose to do what God teaches, maintain purity, and be kept from immorality.
  • Praise God for working in the hearts of our students. Ask God to help our students walk with Him each day.
  • Pray that OCSI students and staff will speak the truth in love.

Sincerely,
Michael B. Essenburg, superintendent
Equipping students to walk with God and impact the world for Him
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February 13th, 2017|

Please keep praying for OCSI

Good things are happening at OCSI:

  • Students and parents enjoyed Kite Day (see above photo).
  • In social studies, students are learning about God’s world.
  • In math, students are applying the slope-intercept form of a line to real life situations.
Thanks for praying for God’s work at OCSI:
  • Pray that OCSI students and staff will earnestly seek God with their whole hearts.
  • Pray for the Class of 2017 as they prepare for the future outside OCSI.
  • Ask God to help staff provide a Biblically-based program that recognizes all truth as God’s truth, emphasizes sharing the Gospel and discipleship, and encourages Biblical thinking and living.
  • Pray that students and staff will grow in their knowledge of God and see God’s power working in their lives.

Sincerely,
Michael B. Essenburg, superintendent
Equipping students to walk with God and impact the world for Him
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2017-01-12 Road Construction

P.S. Road construction continues along the far end of the playing field. Through our PlaySafely Campaign, we are raising funds so we can install poles and netting between the playing field and new road. We invite you to give a gift to PlaySafely Campaign in Japan or the US.

 

January 12th, 2017|

Thanks for praying for OCSI

Good things are happening at OCSI: 

Thanks for praying for OCSI:

  • Pray for safe travel to and from school for staff and students as they walk, ride bikes, or use private vehicles and school buses. 
  • Praise God that our students are learning about God, His world, and their place in it.
  • Ask God to help staff build Christ-centered community, focus on OCSI’s mission, and grow professionally.
  • Ask God to provide a full staff for next school year. (For further prayer requests, please see our prayer guide.)

Thanks for being involved in God’s work in Japan.

Sincerely,
Michael B. Essenburg, superintendent
Equipping students to walk with God and impact the world for Him
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P.S. Thought you might like to see some photos from our staff Christmas party. Merry Christmas!

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December 5th, 2016|

Please continue to pray for OCSI

Good things are happening at OCSI:

  • Students are learning and staff are learning.
  • Over 400 people participated in Walkathon on Saturday, November 12.
  • Our cross-country team placed 3rd in Far East.
  • PTF‘s Holiday Market is Saturday—come join the fun!

Thanks for praying for God’s work at OCSI:

  • Pray for increased student involvement in church.
  • Ask God to help staff effectively prepare students for college, career, and citizenship.
  • Pray for effective partnerships between parents and OCSI. (For further prayer requests, please see our prayer guide.)
Thanks for being involved in God’s work in Japan.

Sincerely,
Michael B. Essenburg, superintendent
Equipping students to walk with God and impact the world for Him
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November 17th, 2016|

Please continue to pray for OCSI

Our students are learning about God, His world, and their place in it.

Thanks for praying for God’s work at OCSI:

  • Pray that the board, staff, students, and their families will grow in their commitment to the Lord.
  • Praise God for student diversity seen in learning styles, abilities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ask God to provide the staff OCSI needs to equip students to walk with God and impact the world for Him. (For further prayer requests, please see our prayer guide.)

Thanks for being involved in God’s work in Japan.

Sincerely,
Michael B. Essenburg, superintendent
Equipping students to walk with God and impact the world for Him
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October 11th, 2016|

Thanks for praying

Our school year is off to a good start:

  • Students are learning! For example, 2nd grade readers are now reading to themselves for 17 minutes without stopping, 6th grade Bible students compared God’s riches vs. the world’s riches, and 12th grade government students applied Biblical principles of leadership to different forms of government.
  • PTF (Parent-Teacher Fellowship) welcomed new parents at a gathering on September 8.
  • We’re gearing up for another year of great middle school and high school activities, including Friendship Friday on September 23.

Thanks for praying for God’s work at OCSI:

  • Praise God for OCSI’s Board of Directors. Ask God to encourage board members and to provide His guidance. 
  • Ask God to provide the resources OCSI needs to equip students to walk with God and impact the world for Him.
  • Ask God to use OCSI to share the good news of Jesus.
  • Ask God to guide the Leadership Team as it plans for a new fence between the playground and the new public road that will run along the back side of campus. (For further prayer requests, please see our prayer guide.)

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Sincerely,
Michael B. Essenburg, superintendent
Equipping students to walk with God and impact the world for Him
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September 14th, 2016|

Pray for OCSI

Please continue to pray for OCSI:

  • Pray that the entire OCSI family will do all in God’s strength, learning to wait and listen to the wise counsel He provides.
  • Pray for God’s continuing strength for our staff and students, protecting them from illness, accidents, exhaustion, and discouragement.
  • Pray that OCSI students and staff collaborate effectively, respecting others as God’s image bearers.

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August 19th, 2016|